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The sale, manufacture or importation of e-cigarettes that contain tobacco is prohibited in accordance with the Prohibited Tobacco Products Regulations No. 1 of 2016. Use and possession of e-cigarettes is not restricted however it is not legal to buy them in the country or bring them into the country with you for personal use.
Selling e-cigarettes (containing nicotine) and control mechanisms
Sale of e-cigarettes
Banned [1, 2, 3]
As tobacco products
Yes [1, 2, 3]
References

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at: https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

General use and availability
Legal to use
Yes [1, 2, 3]
Legal to sell e-cigarette device
No [1, 2, 3]
Legal to sell nicotine
No [1, 2, 3]
Legal to import device - trade
No [1, 2, 3]
Legal to import nicotine - trade
No [1, 2, 3]
References

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at: https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

Health
Legal restrictions on vaping in public places
No [1, 2, 3]
References

1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/

2. Global tobacco control website. Available at: https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052

3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

Notes on methodology & limitations

Data has been collected from a range of sources which are openly available online, such as vaping information/regulation websites & direct from country's legislation where available. In a few instances information has been included which was received from individuals specialising in the field. The regulatory picture changes frequently and these data boxes show the situation at time of going to press. This website will be updated as/when new regulatory information is received. There are gaps in the data available - readers are invited to send in updated information to the GSTHR team.

Country News

  • Wednesday, October 09, 2019
  • Still at war with the tobacco epidemic, Indonesia must control e-cigarettes too

  • Several countries are banning e-cigarettes due to revelations of health risks to both users and bystanders. But in Indonesia, the world's second-largest cigarette market, the government has yet to put in place policies to prevent youths from taking up vaping. There has been no research on the prevalence of vaping among youth in Indonesia, but the Indonesian government should be alarmed by the reports of illness and death due to vaping in the US.

  • Thursday, October 03, 2019
  • Vaping deaths: Are e-cigarettes really safer than smoking tobacco? A complete guide to the facts

  • Vaping has been heralded as a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes, but what do you need to know about the risks attached? In the US an outbreak of vaping-related illnesses has been linked to 12 deaths and 805 cases of lung injury [...] But in the UK, no vaping-related deaths have been confirmed and health officials continue to endorse e-cigarettes as an effective way to quit smoking. Governments around the world are divided about vaping. Thirty-nine countries have banned the sale of e-cigarettes or nicotine liquids, according to the 2018 Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction report.